Much-loved author Caroline Anderson deftly blends humour, pathos and emotion in her heartwarming new novel for Medical Romance, The Secret in His Heart.
When he had first clapped eyes on Connie, Dr James Slater had been unable to tear his gaze away from her. Beautiful, intelligent and blessed with a heart of gold, Connie had all the qualities which James looked for in a woman, but unfortunately for him the woman he had fallen madly in love with was in a relationship with the one man whom James wouldn’t hurt for the world – his best friend, Joe. James would rather have died than cause Joe a moment’s distress, so he had kept his feelings for Connie to himself and vowed never to act upon his attraction towards her. Forgetting Connie might not have been easy, but James had vowed to keep his secret passion for her well hidden. James would do absolutely anything for his friend – which is why he had solemnly promised to look after Connie should anything happen to Joe whilst he was in Afghanistan. But when the unthinkable happens and James finds compelled to honour his promise, his long-buried feelings for Connie quickly come rushing back…
Connie has had a tough couple of months. The man she loved with all her heart and whom she hoped to spend the rest of her life with died in Afghanistan leaving her alone, dejected and broken-hearted. However, Connie knows that she cannot continue to wallow in misery. Joe wouldn’t have wanted her to be sad and unhappy – and he would certainly have wanted her to make her dream of becoming a mum a reality. Connie would love nothing more than to have a baby of her own, but the courageous woman does not want to go down the sperm donor route. She knows the perfect man who would give her the child she so desperately wants – her husband’s best friend, James. But how on earth will Connie broach the subject with the brooding doctor who seems determined to keep the rest of the world at bay?
When Connie musters up the courage and tells him that she wants him to father her child, James is absolutely flabbergasted. Bringing a child into the world is not a heartless business transaction. He cannot just walk away and leave Connie to bring up their child on her own – especially as having a family with Connie is the one thing he wants with all his heart!
Will Connie and James have the courage to admit their true feelings to one another? Or will they let pride, fear and misguided feelings ruin their final chance at happiness?
Written with warmth, compassion and sensitivity, The Secret in His Heart is a poignant, tender and mesmerizing story about redemption, forgiveness and healing sure to have even the most jaded of readers reaching for their tissues. The fantastic Caroline Anderson will have you laughing out loud on one page and crying the next in this moving Medical Romance that has it all – a warm-hearted heroine, a gorgeous hero, a delightfully impish dog, a picturesque setting, pulse-racing medical drama, searing emotion and uplifting ending.
A writer who consistently writes spellbinding Medical Romance that are deservedly on many readers’ keeper shelves all over the world, Caroline Anderson has once again outdone herself with an unforgettable tale that will linger in the mind long after the last page is turned!